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Physics Laws Through Digitally Animated Superheroes Stories

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Monday, June 24, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 39

Francisco Javier Rodríguez Rangel   Roberto Adolfo López Loyola   Cristóbal Francisco Cepeda Carrera   Santiago Grand Echeverría   Rita Tamez  
Learn how your students can gain comprehension of physics laws by creating, designing and animating an episode of an original superhero story applying physics to explain superpowers. Apps used include Flash, SuperPower FX and Sketchbook, as well as 3D printing.

Audience: Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Math, Science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

- How can physics laws can be connected to real life situations using technology tools to create, design and animate a story.
- How can your students be motivated to self-learning by choosing an anchor topic related to their personal interests, in this case, superheroe stories taking into consideration that the school is only for boys and the topic is a trend for them.
- Technology tools and apps: Flash, Superhero FX, Tayasui Sketches, Sketchbook, among others.
- Model for the narrative story: "What Makes a Hero" based on the philosopher Joseph Campbell.

Supporting research

Book: The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition, by James Kakalios.

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Rita Tamez, Prepa Anahuac Mexico Campus Cumbres

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